Twenty teachers and twenty students across Australia have been recognised as recipients of the Mathspace Transformative 20 Award, which celebrates teachers for their drive to improve mathematics education and students for their commitment to their maths learning.
The year 2020 has presented many unforeseen challenges to teachers and students around the world, and this year's winners have demonstrated exceptional resilience and adaptability in the face of adversity.
“The Transformative 20 awards program has always been about giving recognition to those who go above and beyond what's expected of them, those who've truly made a positive impact on others - whether it's through their innovative ideas, their work ethics or their willingness to help those in need," said Mohamad Jebara, CEO and Co-Founder of Mathspace.
The twenty student finalists include Louie Galman, a student from St Augustine's College, in Augustine Heights, QLD.
Louie Galman was also named a shortlisted student in the awards program, making it to the Top 40 from more than 200,000 students nationally.
Despite being in a constant environment of uncertainty where schools could shut down at any moment, this year's Transformative 20 student finalists have also shown their outstanding passion towards maths through the time and effort they've channelled into improving their maths skills, even with disruptions to their class schedules.
“Our student candidates this year were all nominated for the award by their teachers, which really shows how strong of an impact their effort has had on others." said Mr Jebara.